It was July 4th weekend and we were off to the Berkshires - we had never been there so we were going to share in the fun of exploring together - or so I thought. Once we got there Jonah realized, "oh, I have been here!" Great...
Nature - opening shot:
First stop was Mass Moca because we were sick without art - j/k. - like really really j/k. We got there in the evening and noticed it so stopped by.
Oooohhhh, arty shot from behind, Dre!
Our friend Natalie Jeremijenko's upside down trees!
Jonah didn't realize how he inspired me here...
Until I did this funny move:
There's only so much art you can take so we went in search of Jay-Z cds. We stopped at Walmart and discovered that they were all censored cds so in tremendously effective protest we didn't buy anything. We did however notice that a bird lived in the A:
Thank god for Best Buy, we had uncensored tunes to get us to putt-putt!
We weren't going to be fooled by their tricky course.
All lined up - lookin' good, Dre!
This is what is called an air putt or what Jonah calls a practice swing:
Jonah slapped himself a few times and got serious:
And looked towards the mountains in search of his ball:
FYI - I lost to Jonah by 6 points. I'm pretty sure he cheated by 7 points.
The following morning we set off to our primo destination - Shaker Village! You heard correctly...
While there, we seriously contemplated celibacy since the Shakers lived that way and wondered, "is it so different from our lives now??" ha ha ha ha ha ha HA!!
We asked the guide all dressed up (more like dressed down!) like a Shaker what the biggest scandal to rock the Shaker community was and he answered with a story about two Shakers in love, taking the train up to Albany and getting married. Once married however they were filled with such remorse that they hung out in the lobby of the hotel all night so that there wouldn't be any mistaking that they did not consumate their marriage. Supposedly the guy was so guilt-ridden he returned to the Shaker community that morning and the woman took the $10,000 they had embezzled from the community stash and took off, never to be seen again!
That was what we needed to know so then we were off!
No American holiday weekend is complete without a car show!!
Makes me proud to be American:
Can't not love this - it's purple:
Owner of this car's a big skiier:
I wanted what Granny had:
We were a bit concerned but not enough to investigate - buffalo wings called:
We ended that day by drinking beer and eating buffalo wings at the pub across from the inn where we stayed - we're married, what do you expect us to do? Party?!
The following morning we were off to Waconah Falls! I love love love love love waterfalls.
Snowmelt feels cozy:
A forest nymph:
We then went biking!
I especially enjoyed leaving Jonah in the metaphorical dust and gloating!!
I even had time to admire the shadows:
Now can you see him??
My view while biking - his view was a still-life:
Although he was gaining speed...
Poor me didn't know he was getting closer...
Check out his shadow's body language!
And then I heard a super annoying, "ON YOUR LEFT!"
And then it was his turn to gloat:
And enjoy his view and mess up mine - not that we're competitive:
Friendly tip - if you're deathly allergic to bee stings like yours truly, it's good to wear bright colors that attract bees like a flourescent orange skirt as pictured and to forget your epi-pen:
Who doesn't love
gooses geese on a lake?
And purple flowers?
Oh my god! What happened to the background??!!
After biking and
smelling photographing the flowers along the way, Pecks Falls was our next destination and second waterfall in one day!!!
They were beautiful:
And I was cold!!
But I knew I had to brave it:
Even as I got numb and number:
Because it is
almost always worth it:
JP was ready:
Looking brave, Jonah!
Frozen pensive moment - he might have been peeing here:
He was fine!
Nature - closing shot:
* Thanks to me for my ingenuity to finally google, "html for crossing out words" and discovering the STRIKE TAG!!!
Get used to a lot of crossed out words, bitches!! Please bear with me while I overuse this great html tag for a while!!!
** Thanks to the friendly guy at Berkshire Outfitters (not at all like Urban Outfitters, people!) for the Pecks Falls tip!